About Osteopathy

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About Osteopathy

Osteopathy Australia has created an informative new website to help explain osteopathy and how an osteopath may help you. 

Looking for more information: https://whatisosteo.com

 

In Australia, osteopaths are government registered allied health practitioners who complete university training in anatomy, physiology, pathology, general healthcare diagnosis, and osteopathic techniques.

Osteopaths focus on your neuro-musculoskeletal system - the bones, muscles, nerves and other tissues that support your body and control its movements. Osteopaths provide musculoskeletal and nervous system assessments, manual therapy; clinical exercise programs; and movement, postural, positioning advice and ergonomic assessments. They may also offer therapeutic needling techniques like dry needling, trigger point therapy or acupuncture. Your osteopath may also offer ongoing support and educational advice about your lifestyle, stress management, diet or other factors that may influence your pain, injury or movement.

Osteopaths mainly work in private practices but also work in a range of health settings including multidisciplinary medical/health clinics, rehabilitation clinics, aged care facilities, professional sports clubs, government, chronic pain management settings and research institutes.

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Patient Information

Find out what osteopaths do and how they may help you to manage your health.

Studying Osteopathy

Find out more about this great profession - check out the osteopathy tertiary degree options, opportunities for further study and listen to students and lecturers talking about the courses and uni experiences on offer.

Working as an Osteopath

You must be government registered, meet high professional standards and complete annual continuing professional education to practice osteopathy in Australia

Osteopathy Australia Partners

We work with these complementary key organisations as an essential part
of providing high quality healthcare for Australians.

GuildSuper
Guild Insurance
BioCeuticals
AHPRA
HICAPS
ESSA
Workcover WA
VIVOBAREFOOT
Better Pain Management
Associations Forum
Kymdan
Insurance Commission of WA
Member Advantage
QLD Worksafe
VIC Worksafe
NT Worksafe
Australian Osteopathic Accreditation Council
DVA
London College of Animal Osteopathy
SCU
NSW Workcover
MAIC QLD
Cliniko
FlexEze
Wentworth Advantage
Victoria University
RMIT University
NSW SIRA
Australasian College of Sport & Exercise Physicians
OBA
Worksafe ACT
Arthritis Australia
Pain Australia
SA Worksafe
Brooks Shoes
Sleepmaker
AHPA
Serenity HLP by Regal sleep
TAS Workcover
OIA
MAC SA
Health Workforce Australia
MAIB
OPC Health
National Rural Health Alliance
TAC VIC
Medicare